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The end of an era: Brian’s closes

by Rod Lee

There is no calculating in dollars or by any other means of measurement what the loss of Brian’s Restaurant, which closed its doors on Sunday night, October 19th, means to the town of Northbridge and the village of Linwood.
Brian Snay’s eating and drinking establishment was not just the only pub-style family dining venue of its kind for miles around, it was in a real sense the glue that held a tight-knit ne... Read More

Popular Medicine and FDA Warnings

by Jason Poquette BPharm, R.Ph

Norman Cousins, the late professor, peace-activist and journalist, once wrote “history is a vast early warning system.”  In medicine, the history of any one particular drug (or class of drugs) is a useful early warning system too.  Consequently, from time to time, the FDA will take a look at the history of a drug and require that new warnings be placed into the prescribing informatio... Read More

Dr. Eric Reyes Joins Harrington Primary Care Practice in Southbridge

SOUTHBRIDGE – Eric Reyes, M.D., Internal Medicine physician, has joined Harrington Physician Services in Southbridge at the Harrington Hospital campus.

Bilingual in English and Spanish, Dr. Reyes was trained in Puerto Rico and has a special interest in internal medicine and infectious disease. He earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico and most recently completed a fellowship at VA Caribbean Healthcare... Read More

Open House Planned for Webster Emergency Department

WEBSTER- Members of the Webster-area community
are invited to tour the new Remillard Family Emergency Department at
Harrington HealthCare at Webster on Saturday, November 22. A public open
house is being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on site at 340 Thompson Road.
 
Construction is nearly complete on the $8 million, state-of-the-art
facility, which features nine private exam rooms, a separate ambulance... Read More

Business Profile: Benoit’s Lighting

 

by Magda Dakin

LEICESTER - Benoit’s Lighting, conveniently located at the corner of Routes 9 and 56 in Leicester center, should be easy to find, but is hiding in plain sight. The quaint New England building housing the lighting showroom was actually a church in the 1800s and except for the missing church steeple, it still looks like one on the outside.

In keeping with the rules for historical buildings, the... Read More

How many pieces of pie can you eat?

Still time to donate to these worthy efforts! The Sunday School children at the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville have been busy this Fall.  The children have been conducting their Fall Fundraiser to benefit a local animal shelter.  During the months of October and November the children have collected  donations of pet food, toys and supplies along with monetary donations to benefit a local animal shelter.

The... Read More

Best of Auburn Winners 2014

by Barbara Van Reed

AUBURN – More than a thousand people voted for their favorite Auburn restaurant, retail store, car dealer, bank, and a host of other businesses in 27 different categories in the Fifth Annual Best of Auburn Business Contest, which was held during July and August. The winners were officially announced on October 8 at a breakfast meeting at the Pakachoag Church. The contest, sponsored by the Auburn Chamber... Read More

Local author at Grafton Country Store

Uxbridge author Donna Mae will be at the Grafton Country Store for a story telling and   book signing November 9th, Sunday   from 1-3.   The  "sweet"  childrens book, Marshmallows Galore is appropriate for ages 2-6 and tells a whimsicle story of a young boy and his reaction when the  fluffy white treasure  falls from the sky. He will amaze you with his compassion and delight you with his need to share with those around him.   A b... Read More

Mobile Audio strives for customer happiness

by Janet Stoica

Southbridge – “I have no illusions about becoming a millionaire with my business,” says Jay Morse, owner of Mobile Audio. “You treat your customers like a friend and people tell their friends and they come back to you.”  Jay has been in the mobile audio business for the past 12 years in the same location of 405 East Main Street in Southbridge, tucked neatly next to Globe Transmission & Auto Repair in th... Read More

B’s Heating Service marks its first anniversary

by Magda Dakin

As summer winds down and fall begins, thoughts turn to the upcoming winter and inevitably the need to take care of the house, getting it ready for winter. One of the main things you want to check is that the heating system in your house is working right, and it’s best to do that before you need to turn on the heat.

“Fall is the perfect time to have your oil heating system tuned up,” says Brian Bellero... Read More

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